That morning, homemade cards and confetti littered the table, along with a scrapbook my ten-year-old created using some of her favorite photos.
While I’d heard similar sentiments from my own parents when I was growing up, I often just thought they were being nice. Now I know they spoke the truth.
May the lesson sink deep into my heart. As my children pleased me beyond belief, so may I seek to do those things that please God – not to earn His love, which I already have beyond measure, but to show the depths of my love for Him.